One Path, Two Goals: China's Technological Domination Over Tibet

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One Path, Two Goals: China's Technological Domination Over Tibet The year is 1959. Surrounding you is the vivid imagery of the Himalayan Mountains... your home. In your eyes, all you can see is the beauty that envelops your senses. Your sight is filled with the lush green rolling plains that fall beneath the cliff that you stand upon. The sound in your ears echoes the chanting of Tibetan monks that forbiddingly pray miles away from you. Lastly, you sip on your drink, to taste the saltiness of warm Tibetan tea. But wait, do you feel it? Do you feel that pang that just hit your heart? The memories of battle that destroyed your home, the ache that you felt as you watched your mother die, the agonizing memory of seeing your father…show more content…
Certain industries that were imposed on the country have initiated disastrous effects on the culture and the environment of this beautiful land. The goal of Chinese domination is for economic strength for the Tibetan people, but the domination is predominantly only helping the Chinese that live in the area. China's goal for the area of Tibet is seen as a tunnel with one vision at the end. The vision is filled with a land full of modernized living. Economic and material wealth seems to be the main concern for the communist country. Through projects led by the Chinese government, China has attempted to turn Tibet into a monetary powerhouse. But, according to most Tibetan's religion, Buddhism, material wealth is of no importance. The goal of these peaceful people is spiritual enlightenment. The Chinese are not tending to the goals of Tibetan people. Until 1950, Tibetan people had the choice how to progress. The growth of Tibet was occurring, but on a different wavelength than that of China. China's imposition, instead of incorporation, of certain industries has allowed for Tibetan culture to be brushed aside. The developed values and customs, which Tibetans have worked so hard for, are being replaced by globalization and modernization. Tibetans having control over industry and how it is implemented would allow for the preservation of their delicate culture. Through current organizations that assist Tibetans, a plan can be conjured up to incorporate

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